Lucky Number 13!

Posted on 08/26/2022 @ 06:00 AM

Tags: Jewish Schools & Educational Services

Popular culture (in the West) calls #13 “unlucky” and that’s why there are usually no 13th floors in our apartment and office buildings.
But have you ever asked yourself why #13 is considered an unlucky number?
The answer is: It’s a Christian thing. Look it up and you’ll see it’s connected to the Last Supper and the massacre of the Knights Templar on Friday, October 13th in 1307.
For Jews, 13 is a very lucky number indeed— the number associated with becoming a Bar Mitzvah! (Please don’t ever use “bar mitzvah” as a verb— it’s incorrect and Jewishly illiterate.)
CAJE is proud to report that the 22-23 Miami Jewish Day School Robotics program is back and better than ever with 13 schools joining our cohort this year! 

Robotics teaches coding, math, problem-solving and collaboration skills.

Among those 13, four are brand new to our programLanaar ElementaryDavid Posnack Jewish Day School (Broward County), South Florida Jewish Academy (Broward County), and Meyer Preparatory (Palm Beach County).
The excitement was palpable at CAJE’s in-person training. Sixteen teachers from these 13 schools gathered the week of August 8th for training led by our local coach, Ilana Traub, who declared: 

“The excitement was through the roof! Being able to train these dedicated teachers and seeing them work together made me even more enthusiastic about the Robotics Program and that much more eager to start.” 

A survey was sent out to all the teachers that participated in the training. 100% of the attendees rated the training as excellent and would recommend CAJE’s Miami Day school robotics program to their peers

“I loved that the training was hands-on and that I was able to work alongside and collaborate with teachers from other schools.”
Angie Lopez, Middle School Math teacher at Hebrew Academy (RASG)

As the academic year kicks off, CAJE is thrilled to help schools teach coding, math, problem-solving and collaboration skills through the magic of Robotics

If you would like more information on the Miami Jewish Day School Robotics Program, please contact Audrey Maman Bensoussan at and visit Jewish Day Schools (